Police arrest two in $2M ‘alleged drugs’ heist

The arrested men being taken ashore

Police have arrested two male Dominicans on suspicion of drug trafficking in drugs heist worth more than two million dollars.

Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Simon Edwards said the arrests were made when the fishing vessel which the men occupied was intercepted at sea at about 12:20 pm on Friday 5th July, 2019.

“343 pounds of alleged cannabis weed and 15 kilograms of alleged cocaine were found on the vessel. The men, vessel and alleged drugs were taken into police custody,” Edwards reported.

He revealed that the estimated street value of the alleged cannabis is EC1,716,541.00. The estimated  street value of the alleged cocaine is EC$405,000 amounting to a total value of EC2,121,541.00.

Edwards said investigations are ongoing.

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35 Comments

  1. Annomyous
    July 16, 2019

    Show me one man who has gone to prison after being caught importing large quantities of drugs! Just one! This is just a waste of time.

  2. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    July 15, 2019

    The condition of the jetty is atrocious! Skerrit is wicked and Rayburn is worse.

    • Jeff
      July 15, 2019

      I know right… and you telling me dominicans goin to vote DLP again? Man ifor that is not the depth of stupidity then I don’t know aagain.. I mean this is amazing! I cant understand how can a people vote for a government like that? But them people there stupid man?

      • Man bites dogs
        July 17, 2019

        Jeff, Those are your words “I cant understand how can a people vote for a government like that? But them people stupid man?” Jeff it seems to me you are overseas and have not learned anything what a waste, had you stayed in Dominica I’m sure your education would have been much better than the crazy crap you wrote about. Our government will be putting in place for people like you evening 🌃 classes please book early.

    • Pottersville resident
      July 16, 2019

      Anthony you are so childish. You sitting in America and just crying down your country. Donald Trump making all kind of racist comments and you have nothing to say. Stop bringing down Dominica for political reasons. Dominica is making tremendous progress while people like you keep cursing the country.

      • Casio
        July 17, 2019

        The jetty is a bloody mess and a disgrace. when tourists come in through that port Pottersville resident dont you yourself feel ashamed? Or are you one of those who think then when they walking through the streets of pottersville they getting the best experience of their lives? I usually feel so bad and embarrassed for those tourists who come in through the fond cole port. Back to the customs jetty, that is an utter disgrace. And it has been like that since before Erica. Lets see if they will rush to fix that too before elections come. Let them fix everything before elections like mad ants scurrying to do work.

    • Man bites dogs
      July 17, 2019

      @Anthony P or should I say uncle Tom, if ever one day you can afford to come down to Dominica you would be supprise as you put it “Skerrit and Rayburn is wicked” Anthony you are like a mountain goat staying in the USA belching out bad air from your stomach to mouth..
      I hope DNO will publish my post I cannot stand whenever some people stays overseas and have not been home and talking rubbish especially from the US while some of them has nothing to their names worse off than if they were in Dominica but shame they cannot come back home!!!!

    • John hope
      July 17, 2019

      All u uwp( useless wicked people) always looking for the worst in d/ca. According to ull nothing good happening dominica. Lazy people

    • DA guy
      July 17, 2019

      my friend you may not know about these two guys but am from mahaut ill tell you some thing lots of Dominicans don’t know not even some mahaut people that skerrit and this Rayburn black is from the same community ask people where his mum was from that’s why he and the pm are so good

  3. mine
    July 15, 2019

    Thumbs up for a job well done by DPD,

    • Free
      July 16, 2019

      And yet still they still pay them a …….. salary. .nurses .teachers..fireman same …… that government has to go!

  4. Casio
    July 15, 2019

    I dont know who is valuing these drugs. Lets just say a lb of weed costs EC$3,500/ lb which is HIGH for weed, especially in bulk, it still wont come up to the figure stated. The Coke itself is another story. I dont know on which streets they talking about,

    • derp
      July 15, 2019

      343 pounds is about 155,582 grams so if it’s worth EC 1,716,541.00 that’s about $11.03 a gram so that’s about accurate….

  5. Legion
    July 15, 2019

    Look out for which police constables will be driving new ride soon.

    • Pipo
      July 16, 2019

      Also look for ex-police that have assets and spending that can not be accounted for by their pension. Some ex police well connected with leading figures in law and government with roots in Possie I do believe.

  6. Sybil nowell
    July 15, 2019

    You ignorant fools are you forfor real, what, has2 men who commited a serious crime has to do with political parties, give me a break. I am sure that you all had the same education ,are you all thieves,muderers, or pedophiles. Come on let us
    Have decent conversations about the outside world like Trump and immigration i am sure that is more interesting than DLP V UWP boring yawn,yawn yawn.
    Time to grow up.

  7. L power
    July 15, 2019

    Sadly our government has associated itself with those drug dealers and gangs. Even leading in there political campaign, what a shame. I will no longer be associated with this labour party.

  8. jamie
    July 15, 2019

    Yeah right like anything is going to come out of this,am sure they are hardcore party supporters of the DLP.

  9. Hedda
    July 15, 2019

    Take a loook at the coast guard jetty omg! 2 years since Maria passed up till now that DLP administration cannot fix that but they want 5 more years! Dominicans has to be real foolish to vote these guys again.. they have money giving all over but they can’t find money to fix the jetty.. that administration is the worst I have seen!

    • Ibo France
      July 15, 2019

      The dilapidated conditions of the jetty tell all you went to know about this government. Too many public structures are in a real sorry state of disrepair. The government should be charged with dereliction of duty. They don’t care about the working conditions of the police, nurses, teachers, and civil servants in general. They put ALL their efforts in deceiving the electorate to remain in control of the country’s financial and other resources.

      • Casio
        July 15, 2019

        amen. And it has been like that since before maria. That is why we can bounce back so easily, because we were so far at the bottom, the only place we can go is up. The country was already looking like crap. Worse now, they insist on hanging red cloth any how anywhere. the color of the cloth doesnt bother me, it is the untidy manner is which they just putting it anywhere. Left to me would burn all of it. I just happy workers not joining them in that nonsense this election season there,.

        • Ibo france
          July 16, 2019

          Disorder is the legacy of this outgoing administration. Anything is allowed once it’s done by the incumbent party and their supporters. Dominica is the worst managed country in the sub region by light years. Mediocrity , apathy and laziness has taken root. The sad fact is, people and groups of influence sit idly by and watch their country being eviscerated without a murmur. The Law Association is selfish, the Business Sector is cowardly, the Clergy is useless and influential individuals are unconcerned. Nothing a corrupt and inept regime likes more than an apathetic population.

    • John Jay
      July 15, 2019

      I hope if their is a CONVICTION which I doubt because one is from the village of the MAN WHO RUN THINGS . That some of the MONIES should to the repair if the coast guard wharf and renovation of the Coast guard facility.
      But as we know nothing will come out.

  10. Flat Tire
    July 15, 2019

    I bet that these two alleged men are labourites they allegedly love racketeering, fast money/Cool out

  11. Ibo france
    July 15, 2019

    Good job by the police on this occasion. When the police do well they should be given the credit. Commendation is in order for a job well done. Keep up the fight against the trafficking of illicit drugs.

  12. BE B
    July 15, 2019

    There’s no reason for the police to withhold the names of the culprits. I’m off the firm openion that there’s not going to be a court hearing

  13. BEB
    July 14, 2019

    There will never be a court date

  14. Gouvelma
    July 14, 2019

    Drug dealers have no regard for life and well being. Dominica is the poorest in the hemisphere. We have fallen below Haiti. When those men should be looking to uplift the poor and destitute they are brining drugs to destroy more lives. Sadly when they go to court our system says that the police are liars and they have to prove that the men were caught with the drugs. Then when they are found guilty our courts and laws slap them on the wrist. We need to do like the Philippines. When people know that their happy lives can be taken away by a bullet, an electrical switch or a piece of rope they will respect other lives and walk the straight and narrow. A drug dealer is a killer and when he is caught the must be treated as such. Just image the number of lives that this quantity of drugs would have reached and destroyed! If our governments are serious about ridding our society of the drug epidemic they will show it by their words in parliament. Lets get serious about iradicating all drugs!

    • Casio
      July 15, 2019

      Are you dumb? I hate when people who have no knowledge or experience in another mans shoes try to speak with authority. I know many many drug dealers who have every regard for the lives of others. Weed doesnt destroy lives. Coke is used in the medical industry, but because it is nicely labelled and masked in other forms and handed to you by the pharmacist or doctor and not by the street dealer idiots like you think nothing of it. the Phillipines itself is engaged in human right infractions in that if the police hear that you smoke weed, they can kill you. I doubt that is what you want. A “drug” dealer is not a killer. I have known many who are good people, and love their families and communities. all they want is a chance at a better life. While they system is against them they are brave and courageous enough to try and make whatever cards are handed to them work. Granted people like you look down on them and think they are not worthy but the black market is keeping us afloat in…

      • Anansi
        July 15, 2019

        No Casio, are you dumb!?? Two wrongs do not make a right. I also know many drug dealers who are working in good-paying jobs. However because of greed, they choose to sell cocaine and other drugs (ex-cannabis) for a side earning – I have no mercy on such.

        My ignorant commenter Casio, do you know what heroin does to the nervous system? Have you ever walked into the inner suburbs of Chicago to see the effect of crack full time in single parent households? Have you ever wondered about the cause of division and fighting among so many black, inner city youth?

        I whole-heartedly agree with Duterte in regards to his draconian approach to professional and career drug dealers: You make the choice, you suffer the consequence.

      • Frank N Stein
        July 15, 2019

        What ever brand of weed you smoking CAsio I need some now.

      • Toto
        July 16, 2019

        Go figure, man knows many many drug dealers, that says it all, no hope for our little country then.

    • Observing
      July 15, 2019

      I suspect you referring to Pablo Escobar

  15. Citizen Kane
    July 14, 2019

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    The amount of alleged in that story ,. U know DNO not getting sued in a million years !

    • NatureBoy
      July 15, 2019

      Yep, I even tried to see if I would find ‘alleged vessel’, ‘alleged men’ ‘alleged sea’ and possibly ‘alleged policemen???’ :-D :-D

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